India Comes to Wales


Lucknow Festival – acrylic

Banish thoughts of winter weather and come and warm yourself in the colour and sunshine of the East in an exhibition by Pembrokeshire painter/printmaker Susan Sands, at the Seagull gallery, 49 St Mary Street, Cardigan, SA43 1HA, from 26 October to 5 November.

Susan was born in India and, until the pandemic, made an annual journey with her husband to visit a small village in south-east India as part of a UK charity supporting the school there. Far from the tourist spots, she is able to record everyday village life in the small sketchbooks she always carries with her. These provide a starting point for larger paintings when back in her Welsh studio, and some of these will be on show alongside her larger works in the


Sewing Co-operative Ranthambore – acrylic

Susan`s Indian paintings have been shown in a series of exhibitions in London`s Barbican Centre and, more recently, at Narberth`s Oriel Q Gallery, together with her Pembrokeshire landscapes.

After visiting the school, Susan and her husband travel to other parts of India, looking at temple ceremonies, roadworks, animals, markets and buildings, all recorded, not just with nostalgia-filled memories, but with a great love for this country and its people.

The Seagull is open Wednesdays to Saturdays from 11am to 4pm.

Monkeys at Bundi, Rajasthan

Susan Sands – ‘India Today’
Wed to Sat 26-29 Oct and Wed to Sat 2-5 Nov, 11am-4pm 
Meet the Artist – Saturday 29 Oct, 11am – 2pm

Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says " has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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